PRESERVATION NOW! 19th Annual Preservation Conference March 1-3, 2013

Preservation Now!  Today’s Victories, Losses and Ongoing Battles! For Details of the Event View the Brochure HERE. To Purchase Tickets, Please Scroll to the Bottom of the Page The 2013 Preservation Conference takes its inspiration from recent trends in preservation and the relationship between development and preservation in New York City. The keynote, panels and […]

Iconic photos of the Bowery Center of Photography: Weegee Exhibition For an intense decade between 1935 and 1946, Weegee (1899–1968) was one of the most relentlessly inventive figures in American photography. His graphically dramatic and often lurid photographs of New York crimes and news events set the standard for what has become known as tabloid journalism. Freelancing for a variety […]

HDC E-bulletin: November Events; New Fall Series Panel Date!!

Nov 2011 Bulletin v3

Tribute to Harrigan and Hart

 Admission: Orchestra: $45 general / $35 BAN members with code HARRIGAN* Tier 2: $38 general / $25 students or 212-864-5400 212-864-5400 *Discount valid through Sept 30 – subject to availbility  

Council Overturns Landmark Designation of an 1817 Building

  On Wednesday, the City Council voted to deny the landmark designation of the  Hardenbrook Somarindyck House at 135 Bowery an 1817 Federal-style rowhouse in Lower Manhattan. At the request of local Council member Margaret Chin, the Council exercised its authority to overturn the actions of the Landmarks Commission for the second time in two […]

135 Bowery Denied Landmark Status

This afternoon,  the City Council Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting & Maritime Usage voted 4 (Halloran, Lander, Sanders, Williams) to 1 (Mendez) to deny the Landmark designation of the Hardenbrook Somarindyck House at 135 Bowery. The designation was opposed by the building’s owner, First American International Bank, who found a strong advocate in local Council […]

Help save an 1817 rowhouse on the Bowery

HDC needs your help.  On Thursday, the City Council is going to vote on the landmark designation of an 1817 Federal-style rowhouse in Lower Manhattan and we have reason to fear that they will overturn its landmark status so that a commercial tower can be developed on its site. We need you to contact the […]

Lost Stages of the Lower East Side: Walking Tour of Theaters

 Lost Stages of the Lower East Side Saturday, August 13, 2011 12:00pm-2:00pm Cezar Del Valle will be conducting a walking tour for the Lower East Side History Project $20 per person, RSVP not required Meet Outside of the Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery Subway: F train to 2nd Avenue More Information: 347-465-7767

Greenwich Village: Past, Present, and Future – An HDC Panel at MCNY

Greenwich Village: Past, Present, and Future Wednesday, June 8, 6:30 pm Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue The Village has been transformed over the centuries from farmland to row houses to tenements to luxury condominiums. How does a district that has long celebrated newcomers and defiant outsiders balance the old and […]

Rally to Save the Bowery: May 25 @ 6pm

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